Marseille City Add-On

An ancient port city
Discover France’s oldest city, from a well-located boutique hotel, as an add-on to another Inntravel holiday in Provence. Enjoy its bustling Old Port district, visit one or two of its excellent museums, and walk up to its hill-top basilica for far-reaching views across the Mediterranean.
Marseille City Add-On. 2 nights
Marseille City Add-On. 2 nights

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Marseille’s origins date back to the time of the Greeks, making it the oldest city in France. But it is perhaps the transformation that has taken place more recently, since it was named European Capital of Culture 2013, that makes it a worthwhile city break. Several excellent museums, colourful markets and bustling districts such as the Old Port – all bathed, of course, in bright Mediterranean sunshine for much of the time – lend it a thrilling vibrancy.



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  • An introduction
    The Vieux Port district epitomises the character of France’s second-largest city, blending ancient and modern – it is guarded by two 13th-century forts and is where you can see (if you are there at breakfast time) fishermen unload their catches as they have done for centuries, but it’s also the location of Marseille’s main museums and is lined with restaurants and cafés, perfect for people-watching.
  • Museums and more
    The best place to start exploring Marseille is the Vieux Port, where you can take your pick of three museums. The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisation boasts a huge collection of objects relating to numerous aspects of life, from farming and hunting to sport and entertainment, via religion, health and more. Next door is the striking cantilever structure of the Villa Méditerranée, which has a variety of Mediterranean-themed exhibits, while, across the way, the Regards de Provence Museum houses dozens of artworks inspired by Provence and the Mediterranean.

    To the north of the Vieux Port is the Panier district, an atmospheric quarter across whose labyrinth of lanes are scattered hidden squares, craft workshops and artisan shops.

    Dominating the city is the basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, an opulent 19th-century creation which crowns the highest point in the city and is decorated with superb mosaics and murals depicting the safe passage of boats across the sea. From its vantage point 162 metres above sea level, you can enjoy sweeping views across the rooftops to the Mediterranean beyond.
  • The Bay of Marseille
    To gain a different perspective of the city, you could take a boat trip from the Vieux Port to one of the four small islands in the bay. The island of If is famous for its eponymous château, which featured in Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo, while the island of Frioul, with its cliffs and creeks, makes a pleasant place for a stroll. 


The hotel is well located for exploring the city.
We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
Hotel Alex
  • boutique hotel
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  • 2 nights: 01 April 2024 - 31 October 2024 & 01 April 2025 - 31 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 Apr - 29 Oct 2024 £245 £160
    1 Apr - 29 Oct 2025 £255 £170

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Alex, Marseille (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 31 Oct 2024 £108 £178
    01 Apr - 31 Oct 2025 £112 £185
  • No travel is included in the prices as it is assumed that you are travelling via Marseille as part of your walking or cycling holiday. If, however, you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

    More information on Marseille airport here >

    Getting between Marseille airport and city (25km):

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Bus 25 minutes every 20 minutes
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. cost
    Taxi 25 minutes 50-60€
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts

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